It was hard going and while she was making a good recovery, she still needed to conserve her energy so as to get up to full capacity.
She’d been using the studio gym for the past week after Wanda had booked her in on the final day of the final week to attend her audition.
Wanda had done this to give her full advantage of not only making a complete recovery but to have time to build her fitness before the call-out.
She shivered when recalling her shock when Wanda spoke of his tour. The past weeks came flooding back to her. She had not heard the song since…that holiday break. After all there was no reason ….until now.
She stopped momentarily as the gym’s door opened and a female entered and walked towards her. Brooke knew it was a dancer, the way she held her body and moved gracefully across the room. She stopped near Brooke and greeted her with a friendly hi.
‘Good to see you’re hitting the gym, Brooke,’ said the young woman. She smiled and said, ‘My name is Ginia, I was here when you were brought in.
There was confusion as to who you were, but I knew you, I recognised you from the Grand Shell Tour.’ She paused and continued, ‘You were great, a great Lead….I told Wanda you were a dancer. The couple who brought you, gave me your bracelet with the inscription on it, so I verified your identity.’
Brooke smiled and said, ‘Thank you. I think maybe you....and the couple...saved me........….’
‘Yes,’ said Ginia. ‘You were disoriented. We gave you water and put you to bed. We checked on you, hydrated you and took you to the bathroom but otherwise you slept for days.’
Silence filled the space in the conversation as Brooke reflected on the kindness of strangers.
Ginia paused before continuing, ‘aahh, Brooke, what happened to you out there…..?’
Brooke breathed in and exhaled slowly, ‘I remember I had dropped two dancers off at the three-ways and was travelling north. His song came on….and I…that’s all I recall..the next thing I know, I find myself in a bed… here…’
Ginia paused before replying, ‘You’ve…you’ve done well to, well you know be here..’
Brooke started again on the repetitions while talking with Ginia, ‘Yes, I know…I’m ok…just need to keep going…’
Ginia replied, ‘Well Brooke, let me help you. Have you thought about the audition, usually they’re only around 3 minutes. The studio is free this week, we can meet and together work out a routine.’
Ginia hesitated before continuing, ‘You need a Lucky Break, Brooke, the hell you’ve been through, you deserve….one.’
With that Ginia smiled, turned around and walked towards the exit of the gym.
Belle Stars - The clapping song 1982